Monday, January 26, 2015

It's Monday, What Are You Reading-January 26, 2015

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Here are a few things I read this week. Click on the covers to learn more about the books.

Neat story of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter.

A gorgeous story of a young girl's dream to be a ballerina. 

Cute story, but not a great way to teach manners.

So adorable! Great read aloud for K-2!

I LOVE the simplicity of this book. Super wintery read aloud for grade K-2. 

Yep, still... Not because I am not enjoying it, but because I keep falling asleep when I try to read at night. 

What Are YOU Reading Friends? 

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  1. I love, love, love Goodnight, Already! It's been popular read aloud since I started sharing it with teachers. Please, Mr. Panda was a miss for me. Blizzard couldn't be any more perfectly timed to have in today's post too! ;-)

    Circa Now has been on my radar...think I should add that to my library requests for this week. Finish Revolution this week...SO good!

    Happy Reading!

  2. I thought Blizzard was pretty much perfect. I also loved A Dance Called Starlight--lovely writing and lovely art. The other PBs are new to me--thanks! Love discovering new books on Mondays. I think Circa Now is on my #mustreadin2015 list.

  3. I want Molly by Golly and Dance Like Starlight. Blizzard has finally arrived in our library, but I haven't had a chance to get to it yet.

  4. I thought Please, Mr. Panda had promise - cute cover and all - but I really did not like it.
    Blizzard was a very timely read, huh?
    I understand that nightly reading thing! But Circa Now is amazing, so I hope you get a chunk of time to read at some point!

  5. I have a feeling Please, Mr. Panda is one of those books that I'm going to get evangelical about because many people have mentioned they dislike it because it seems like a really odd way to teach kids about manners. But I don't think the book's intention was to teach anything at all. I see it as much more subversive than didactic. If we're OK with a bear eating a rabbit in I Want My Hat Back, then we can be OK with a rude panda. :)

    1. I actually liked it, but I do think many people expect it to be different. I think it is pretty funny.

  6. Wish I'd had Blizzard to read with kids this morning! I've had Circa Now! on my shelf for a while, and the premise sounds interesting, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Now you've got me curious. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh, I saw Goodnight Already at the library the other day & didn't get it-now I'm sorry. I loved Blizzard, think back east folks will love (or hate) this now. I haven't seen Molly, By Golly-looks like a good story, Gigi.

  8. Okay now I really want to read The Panda title! Curious! LOVED Blizzard. Rocco is one of my favourite illustrators!

  9. A Dance Like Starlight looks really beautiful. I've been kept awake at night for the past three days reading Fangirl - I hope to finish it within the week. :) Blizzard is lovely, I read it a few days ago, and will feature it soon. :) Have a great reading week!